Digital photo camera. 3D Icon isolated on white backgroundWhere to Buy Stock Photos For Your Book Page DesignSeveral factors enhance quality of a self-published book. For instance, how a book is designed in both its exterior and interior plays a role in quality. That’s why authors pay attention to paperback or eBook formatting all the time.

However, photos can be a great way to enhance a story or content of a self-published book. That’s why authors have to get it right when it comes to choice of photos to include in their titles. But since not all authors are professional photographers, there are sites offering premium stock photos that can prove very helpful in their book interior’s page design and layout.
Below are links to online databases that offer high quality premium stock photos.

1. 123RF
The site offers stock images from as low as $0.21 per image. The database is searchable and claims to have “over 3,000,000 users across the globe.” Some of the listed customers on the site include firms such as J Walter Thompson and Pixel.
The site is secured by Norton anti-virus, meaning that any files downloaded from the site are free of viruses, spyware or any other malicious software.
The site is accredited by BBB, which means you can checkout its reviews as posted by previous customers.

2. OffSet
OffSet is another online stock photo database that an author can try out for fresh ideas. The site homepage claims it offers stock imagery from award-winning artists. The pictures are high quality but relatively expensive. A spot check on A 52 MB 300 dpi photo of a mother Japanese Macaque monkey indicates a price of $500. A smaller 72 dpi version of the same photo is sold at $250 at the site.
The New York based site does not carry any customer portfolio.

3. Mira
Mira has a huge database of premium stock photos ranging from people, wildlife, beautiful scenes, and technology. The site takes you through a rather long process before you can even get to know how much a single photo costs. When you click on an image of choice, you’re taken to a window where you have to click “buy”. After that, you’re taken to window where you can select a license type, at which stage you still don’t know how much the image cost. After selecting a license type, say, commercial use, you’re taken to another window where you fill in details of territory, region, units, category etc.

But the site has a slideshow feature by means of which you can view images of a particular category.

4. DepositPhotos
DepositPhotos is a huge database of premium stock photos for wide use. The site offers two buying options. You can buy photos as needed from $0.72. The monthly subscription plan goes at $69, $99, $199 per month depending on the number of images, while the on demand is $49, $99 and $299 per month. They also have the flexible plan that goes at 9.99 per month. The site gives you the option to give feedback and is accredited by BBB.

You’re invited to engage The Fast Fingers for image formatting as per the standards required by various self-publishing houses such as CreateSpace, Kindle, Apple, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble. Affordable and quality book page design services are also offered here.

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